Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Amanda's High School Happenings.

This is a news clip about my high school...
from worldnetdaily.com,

"The ACLU had sued the school six months earlier and as part of the discussions over that dispute, the school's separate counsel had agreed to a consent decree that "essentially bans all Santa Rose County School District employees from engaging in prayer or religious activities," Liberty Counsel's report said.

The ACLU had alleged that during a dinner event at the school, Lay had asked the athletic director to bless the meal. In a second incident, the ACLU claimed Winkler's husband, who is not a school board employee, offered a prayer at an awards ceremony.

As preparations were being made for the 2009 graduation, the ACLU demanded the school censor students from offering prayers or saying anything religious. As a result, two student leaders traditionally allowed by the school to address their graduation were banned from doing so.

Staver said class members, furious with the ACLU for hijacking their free speech rights, assembled the plan on their own. As soon as Lay asked everyone to be seated for the ceremony, the graduating seniors remained standing and recited the Lord's Prayer."


5 comments:

Christina said...

It's interesting how the ACLU only seems to protect some of our civil liberties. Good for those kids for standing up.

J said...

Wow...I got chills that wouldn't stop when I head those students reciting the Lord's Prayer. "Thy will be done."

Very, very cool.

Thanks for sharing.

amanda said...
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Jessica said...

Wow.

The Rhodehouse's said...

Good for them for standing up for what they believed.